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Mumbai, Maharashtra

Mumbai, Maharashtra

Mumbai is the largest city in India and the seventh-largest city in the world. Mumbai is a major financial centre, and is also the capital of Maharashtra state.

I visited Mumbai when I went IIT-Mumbai for placement season. I thought why not to take this opportunity and roam around in the city of dreams. The 2 biggest thing I noticed in Mumbai was: 1. The people were more responsible towards being a better citizen, they truly believed in “Aamchi Mumbai”. 2. The night life was amazing and people specially girls felt safer in the city during night.

Places to visit in Mumbai

  1. Gateway of India: This iconic arch monument is a must-see for any visitor to Mumbai. Built in the early 20th century, it served as a symbolic welcome point for British officials entering India. Enjoy the bustling harbor, take a ferry to Elephanta Caves, or simply admire the historical landmark.
  2. Marine Drive: Nicknamed the “Queen’s Necklace,” this scenic promenade stretches along the coastline. Take a leisurely stroll or enjoy a scenic car ride, marveling at the Arabian Sea and the city skyline bathed in golden hues, especially during sunset.
  3. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST): This UNESCO World Heritage Site is more than just a train station. It’s a architectural marvel showcasing Victorian Gothic Revival style with intricate carvings and towering domes. Immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of one of the busiest railway stations in India, or simply admire the stunning architecture.
  4. Elephanta Caves: Embark on a short ferry ride to explore these ancient cave temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Carved from the rock face between the 6th and 7th centuries AD, these caves showcase impressive rock-cut sculptures and الهندوسية (Hindu) mythology.
  5. Shree Siddhivinayak Temple: This highly revered Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha is a popular pilgrimage site. Witness the devotion of worshippers and experience the vibrant atmosphere. Be prepared for queues, especially during festivals.
  6. Colaba Causeway: This bustling street market is a shopper’s paradise. From street food vendors to antique shops and trendy boutiques, you’ll find a diverse range of items at all price points. Be prepared for crowds and hone your bargaining skills!
  7. Sanjay Gandhi National Park: Escape the urban jungle and explore this sprawling national park. Hike through forests, spot wildlife like leopards and sambar deer, or visit the Kanheri Caves - ancient Buddhist caves dating back to the 2nd century BC.
  8. Bollywood Tour: For movie buffs, a Bollywood tour is a must. Explore iconic filming locations, learn about the history of Indian cinema, and maybe even catch a glimpse of your favorite Bollywood stars!
  9. Haji Ali Dargah: This serene mosque and tomb dedicated to a Sufi saint is open to all faiths. Admire the intricate architecture, take a moment of peace amidst the bustling city, and enjoy the beautiful views of the Arabian Sea.
  10. Juhu Beach: Mumbaikar’s playground, Juhu Beach offers a vibrant experience. Relax on the sand, try your hand at street food, or watch people playing cricket. Be aware of crowds, especially on weekends.